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The Renaissance - Mickhausen Castle , called Staudenschloss , is located in the southern Augsburg – Westliche Wälder Nature Park , in the municipality of Mickhausen (member of the Perennials Administration ) in the Swabian district of Augsburg ( Bavaria ) and is in the heart of the perennial landscape .


A fortified property was probably originally owned by the noble von Reck. It came to the Lords of Freyberg (Freiberg) via the von Argon family as part of the Habsburg margraviate of Burgau . The moated castle was built by the Lords of Freyberg in the middle of the 15th century. In 1498 Emperor Maximilian bought it and converted it into a hunting lodge . Presumably a fiefdom to Jakob Fugger , Archduke Ferdinand sold it for 4,000 guilders in 1528 to the property of Jakob's foster son Raymund Fugger , who had the palace redesigned by Narcissus Krebs in 1535/36 or, if possible, completely rebuilt. At the same time, master builder Krebs built the new Maria von Loreto palace chapel (at least it was built before 1697). After Raymund's death (1535 in Mickhausen) briefly with his brother Anton , who also acquired Langenneufnach as local rule for 18,500 guilders in 1546 , the rule of Mickhausen fell to Raymund's son Ulrich Fugger in 1548 when property was distributed. The small rule Mickhausen was estimated at 54,000 guilders. Only 15 years later, the heavily indebted Ulrich sold it back to Anton's sons for 100,000 guilders. When property was again granted in 1575, the rule of Mickhausen passed to Hans Fugger ; from these to his son Christoph and his son Ott Heinrich . Shortly before the Thirty Years' War , the possessions comprised 23 places including lower jurisdiction and high hunting rights . In 1617 the rule was estimated at 191,000 guilders. Ott Heinrich Fugger himself only stayed a few times in the castle. Around 1640 the place was almost depopulated by the chaos of war.

1691–1695 the castle was again heavily rebuilt and refurbished by Count Paul Fugger von Kirchberg and Weißenhorn .

After three centuries in the possession of the Fugger , the Staudenschloss was sold in 1842/1843 by the indebted Count Karl Anton Fugger-Nordendorf to the Count von Rechberg-Rothenlöwen . Remodeled again during the sales period, the castle has essentially retained the shape it was in back then.

During the Second World War, the castle was used as a hospital and was a nursing home for the elderly until 1967.

Building description

The main building is a three-storey four-wing complex with a hipped roof . The central risalit, raised by an attic storey , is on the east side, the Maria von Loreto castle chapel on the west side.

The farm building from the 16./17. Century, two-storey gable roof buildings in the shape of a horseshoe, lies east of the castle. The east wing, which is more than twice as long as the castle, has a passage and attached short wings connected at right angles to the south and north. The north wing has a polygonal bay window . A garden wall surrounds the castle to the south of the farm buildings.

Todays use

In December 2001, the Mickhausen community bought a large part of the former economic buildings of the palace complex, the north and east wings, and the entire courtyard from Haus Rechberg. The building permit for the new community center was only granted in 2008 and a year later, in December 2009, the groundbreaking ceremony took place . The municipal council and municipal administration were able to use the new rooms from September 17, 2012.

In the summer of 2016, the moated castle was acquired by the Hermann Messerschmidt Cultural Heritage Foundation . The Staudenschloss will continue to be restored in the coming years in order to put it into sustainable public use.

The castle is an architectural monument based on the Bavarian Monument Protection Act of October 1, 1973 with the number D-7-72-178-1 (see also: List of architectural monuments in Mickhausen ).


Bernd-Peter Schaul: Swabia . Ed .: Michael Petzet , Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments (=  Monuments in Bavaria . Volume VII ). Oldenbourg, Munich 1986, ISBN 3-486-52398-8 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Walter Pötzl: rule and policy, the district of Augsburg, . tape 3 . From the early Middle Ages to the territorial reform. Augsburg 2003.
  2. a b c Bernd-Peter Schaul: Swabia . Ed .: Michael Petzet , Bavarian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments (=  Monuments in Bavaria . Volume VII ). Oldenbourg, Munich 1986, ISBN 3-486-52398-8 .
  3. Mark Häberlein: The Fugger: History of an Augsburg family (1367-1650) . Verlag W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2006, ISBN 978-3-17-018472-5 . Pp. 154, 174-176, 189-196
  4. Walter Kleber: City council moves to the castle. Augsburger Allgemeine , September 6, 2012, accessed January 26, 2017
  5. ^ Hermann Messerschmidt Cultural Heritage Foundation. Retrieved January 25, 2017 .

Coordinates: 48 ° 14 ′ 28.8 ″  N , 10 ° 38 ′ 16.1 ″  E